Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Salad Recipe

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I am practicing clean eating which can be hard if you love spicy ramen like me and crave it everyday, sigh. However, I love cooking, salads and experimenting with food so I did not give up easily. I wanted to do something different than the typical grilled chicken salad so tried a sweet thai chili version and it worked well. It is a super simple recipe, packed with flavor as well as texture and less than 500 healthy calories.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 Chicken fillet (chopped into chunks)
1/2 a head of broccoli (or less, I like more cause I LOVE broccoli and it fills me up!
1/2 of yellow or orange or red bell pepper chopped in strips (you can use green capsicum too if you want)
A handful of chopped iceberg lettuce
A few cloves of garlic
Soya Sauce
Curry Paste
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Sesame Seeds
Light mayonnaise
Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
Olive Pomace oil

DIRECTIONS:

Marinate chicken overnight with some soya sauce. I used 1 tbsp.

In a non stick wok (a non stick pot will do too) drizzle a little bit of Olive pomace oil. On medium heat add the garlic cloves and saute till very light brown and then add chicken chunks and cook for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl mix 1 tsp curry paste, 2 table spoon sweet Thai chili sauce and 1 tbsp soya sauce. Add to the chicken and mix. Add salt if you need too, I didnt because soya sauce already contains sodium.

Cook the chicken till it's tender on low to medium heat and then add chopped broccoli and bell peppers. Stir properly, add a splash of some more soya sauce if needed and after cooking for 5 minutes cover the top and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 to ten minutes till broccoli and peppers semi cooked yet still sustain their crunch and you are done with the cooking bit.

In a bowl place the the chopped ice berg lettuce and top with sweet Thai chili chicken and veggies. Don't throw away the remaining liquid in the wok, it can be used as additional salad dressing if needed. Drizzle some light Mayo on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds, enjoy!

Hope you like this recipe, do give me feedback in the comments below and let me know what else you would like me to share with you!

xoxo
Maliha


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Daily Classic Collection by Ideas Pret

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Be it work, preppy look for University or lunch with friends, basic clothing saves the day every time so be sure to have those in your wardrobe all year round! Ideas Pret Daily Classic collection not only looks comfy but is super trendy. Basic can be cool too!

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This collection comprises of outfits that have simple prints with basic, comfortable cuts that can compliment every body type. You see a bit of screen printing as well as prints and with a mix of khaddar and cambric fabric. the palette has soft pink as well as rusty orange, kind off looks like a transition happening from winter to spring, very clever :)

The collection ranges from approx 3,000 pkr to 5,000pkr but here is a good news, Ideas pret has a SALE so you can get these outfits for much less.

Here are some of my favorites:











You can shop for this collection on any IDEAS PRET outlet or even from their WEBSITE.





Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SALT Winter Collection 2019 - Ideas Pret

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Is it just me or do I feel winter is creeping up on us. The evenings and early mornings in Karachi have gotten chilly and I just visited Lahore which is definitely welcoming autumn as I write. Winter is definitely around the corner so I need to kick my lazy bum to take out winter clothes. Other than the old stuff I have been eyeing some new collections as well. Have you seen the new Winter Collection of Salt by Ideas Pret? The sweaters and scarves are a treat!

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There is a variety of option and colors that you can pick and choose from. From shawl collars to button down cardigans, from jacquard to chain yarn cardigans, different textures, colors, patterns and styles. The pricing is also extremely affordable and definitely a good investment. The sweaters are in the range of 3k to 5k (pkr) and guess what, they have a discount so you can get them for much less.

The sweaters and cardigans look comfy yet trendy. What I really like is that the style is timeless which means that if you buy a pair, or two (or more!) you can use it again in the future, the style wont get out dated. Another "cool" factor are the muted tones which allows styling or pairing them with outfits more flexible, therefore, you will be able to wear them more often than expected, great use of a good buy.





















Can we not forget the scarves? Sometimes you don't want anything too heavy yet need some subtle warmth, or, sometimes you need some extra tlc. Here comes the wraps and scarves. Checkered, abstract, and many other pattern along with a few solids. Knot them up, wrap them around or turn them into a diy poncho. Get warm while setting a trend with these comfy pieces starting from 2k and above.









Gotta love this collection and you don't want to have FOMO so go get a few pieces before they sell out and you are left with despair. Visit their WEBSITE and also keep checking their FACEBOOK for updates. Go get warm!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Makeup Stash Website Skin care Haul

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I have been on a Skin care roll. I love makeup but over the past year or so have gotten more crazy about skin care. I came across this Pakistani website called Makeup stash and saw this Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set. I have had my eyes on the Truth Serum so this was a perfect opportunity for me to get my hands on it so I placed the order on the Makeup Stash Website!

Makeup Stash is a Pakistani Website that sells branded Makeup and Skincare products, both international and local, at reasonable prices (considering there are many that rip you off!) and original (also considering there are many that sell fake stuff). So both concern of original and reasonable prices compared to market was covered I was more than happy to place my order. They even have products for men. I ordered the Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set. The website is very user friendly and well categorized, design is clean. The process of purchase is also easy. add to cart and easily checkout with basic required info. I got my order within a week! Yaaaaaas. Oh and did I mention they have Korean skin care as well? Well yes they do!

This is more of a website experience blog so not going to give you indepth review of my haul but will let you know a bit about the delicious products I purchased to try.




Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set:

The 3 Little Wonders Mini set is not only perfect for traveling but there are times when you want to test a product before buying the full size. That is the main reason I bought this! The set targets visible signs of aging. 
Truth Serum has great feedback so that is something I really wanted to try it. It's supposed to be their best seller, an age-defying serum, formulated with vitamin C and collagen. It helps brighten and firm skin while delivering all-day hydration. 
Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is a light, fresh smelling, moisturizer that gently refines uneven skin tone and texture. It contains multi-fruit acids and antioxidants, delivers weightless hydration and  leads to luminous, healthy looking skin. Great for before makeup prep.
Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is what actually leads to "beauty sleep". This retexturizing age-defying serum smoothes skin with a concentrated multi-source AHA complex. 
The set:
Brightens
Firms
Evens skin tone
Smoothes texture
Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles




It cost approx: pkr4500. and you can get it from Makeup Stash Website. Do note they get sold out really fast but you can trying requesting too!

I also got a small travel size 4ml bottle of Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed oil herbal concentrate along with a few samples of foundation samples. It was a pleasant experience and I would recommend you try it our as well!

There WEBSITE is: https://makeupstash.pk/

Thursday, May 23, 2019

IDEAS Pret Eid Collection Le Morris

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Have you seen the NEW Ideas Pret festive collection? Well you need to because you are missing out. It's inspired by a famous textile designer William Morris who even I studied when I was in Art school so I could relate to this collection even more and was over come with extra excitement!


If you dont know much about William Morris then you can easily google. In short he was known for his beautiful wall paper designs amongst many other things, super talented fella basically. The Le Morris collection by ideas Pret has taken inspiration from those decorative Art Nouveau patterns and created the current festive collection. The collection's intricate designs that encapsulate the beautifying works of William Morris merged with glamorous cuts and an eminent touch of tradition has produced glamorous outfits that will be poppin this Eid. Fabric used is Masuri net, khaddi net and cotton masuri which are summer friendly and comfortable.













Prices range from Pkr.6000 to Pkr.13500 and the collection is currently available in all Ideas Pret stores nation wide as well as ONLINE.

They also have a new collection of Shoes and bags, carefully curated to go with multiple looks. Trendy, chic, pretty, you got all options. Mix and match and have fun. The best part? Very affordable so you will be tempted to get more than just one item! Check them out in their stores or ONLINE.










For more updates you can follow Ideas Pret on FACEBOOK.